When Tracy Grimshaw saw paparazzi in her street, she took a free shot of what they were after.

We’re used to seeing Tracy Grimshaw glammed up as she graces our TV screens as the host of A Current Affair. But this morning she shared two bare-faced pictures in a refreshingly candid Instagram post.

In an attempt to prevent paparazzi from trying to sell photos of her to magazine outlets, she foiled their plan by sharing these photos instead.

“Paps are in my street again so here’s a free shot of what they’re after: without make up or hair done, looking unkempt and flushed from working, preferably with #restingbitchface , work clothes covered in fur kid hair, and maybe some horse snot thrown in,” Grimshaw shared with her Instagram followers.

“Now the mags and websites don’t have to pay to have me stalked by strange men to get this pic. I’ll buy a selfie stick so next time I can give you full length, because they like those. Especially from behind. Leave it with me. ????”


Grimshaw, who was recently nominated for a Gold Logie, was praised by her followers for the makeup-free photos, with over a hundred comments in two hours.

“Seriously!! Can they just leave you alone!!!! Well played lovely,” one social media user said on the post.

“Love you Tracy. Beat them at their own game. You legend,” added another.

Another user commented: “You are an amazing role model for women!! You rock!!!”

This isn’t the first time Grimshaw has posted a makeup free selfie, evidently not shying away from giving her followers the reality check we sometimes all need. Before the Logies earlier this month, the host of A Current Affair posted this picture, captioning the photo: “Totally red carpet ready”.

Totally red carpet ready ????????#Logies

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